Michael D. Brown 1946 - 2005 Topeka
A funeral Mass for Michael D. Brown, 59, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Philip Billard Post 1650 will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.Mr. Brown died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at home.He was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Oklahoma City, the son of Kenneth W. and Viola Sockey Brown.He was a 1964 graduate of Topeka High School. He earned degrees in musical therapy from Kansas University and in nursing from Washburn University School of Nursing. He also earned a master's degree in nursing from KU and was pursuing a doctorate in nursing.Mr. Brown was a Navy veteran. He was a member of St. John AME Church and its men's chorus.Survivors include a brother, Randy, Topeka; and a sister, Rebecca Dartez, Branson, Mo.The family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where a parish wake will be at 7 p.m.The family suggests memorials to the Washburn University School of Nursing, sent in care of the funeral home, 800 W. Sixth Ave., Topeka 66603.